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How many hours/or activities per semester? If more, what's the reimbursement?____________ is required to use extracurricular time to design lesson plans for culture and
holiday teaching activities. And make protfoilos for Party A for important teaching
_____ agrees to edit and proofreading the English version of Party A’s publications.
In addition, ________agrees to work
overtime and /or on holidays on the request from Party A for the special events such
as Anniversary Celebration, Sports Day, Parents Day, Recruitment, and so on.
Poor Knight wrote:
It also mentions a 3 month probation period when they can just boot me. It also has a clause for taking money from my pay if I am late or take a sick day.
What are your opinions?
Poor Knight wrote:there is no 'new year' bonus. the salary of 60k + 5k housing + 3k bonus for faultless attendance tops it at 68,000 - I was thinking to make a bit more...
I emailed back and said I wanted overtime Cash money added to my salary if I did any meeting on a weeknight or a weekend school function - recruiter gave no reply- he must be unhappy as the recruitment bonus looks in jeopardy with my selfish contract quibbling.
I generally never take sick days or am late - I did not when I taught in the West. So, I do not see how they are going to take the 3,000 from me if I am always early and well prepared with my lesson and unit plans in my giant nerd teacher planner.
The clauses in the contract seem predatory and disproportionally favored towards their whims. As you said it seems they can demand I attend a weekend school function and then replace that time with a half day at some date made by their determination after I go and whinge to them that I worked Saturday and now beg for some time off later. I would be ok with it if it stated these off day replacements would always be an entire Monday or coming Friday off but I doubt that would be the rule. Obviously a Taiwan teacher is working well past 5 pm and will never fail to attend most any school function and from the schools point of view ensuring their Western teacher do the same is in the interest of the students. But, I would like to get some overtime for that.
I don't know- maybe I am being a greedy brat. It might be an ideal work environment with both teachers and students trying hard and striving to be pleasant and helpful to me. But, it really would start to be a grind if I had to work often on the weekend and then had to go to weekday evening teacher meetings- especially if the social climate was lacking in appeal.
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